One Word That Stops You

14 Mar 2014, by michelle in personal development, Self Talk

Ban BossyDid you happen to catch that there is a new effort to ban the word bossy. Spearheading this is Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In.

The reason this caught my attention is because what this movement is showing is how one word said to us repeatedly can be carried with us for the rest of our lives. Even more concerning is you usually have no idea this word is having such a deep impact on you.

Certain words are going to impact women/girls more than men/boys and vice versa. The result, however, is the same regardless of gender. Words are used to tell you that certain aspects of yourself are not acceptable.

To avoid rejection, you then learn to hide these aspects of yourself that were judged. Your focus becomes more of a concern about being liked and accepted than being who you are.

Even for those who consider themselves aware and evolved, there is often still an unconscious block that inhibits you in at least one area of your life.

In the next couple of weeks, I am going to be sharing with you some opportunities on how to change your inner world, so you become AWARE of what is really motivating you, as well as hindering you.

Woman making Stop gesture with hands crossedIn the meantime, I invite you to reflect on if there is an aspect of yourself you have been trying to ban and see if you can shed some light on that part of you.

This is your opportunity to flip the coin and see the positive to the attribute you have judged about yourself.

While it’s true that the fearful version we have of being bossy feels mean and unlikable, it is the same qualities that when understood from love turn acting like a boss into being a leader.

Please share any attribute you’ve struggled with and flipped the coin to find the positive. I bet an aspect that you’ve struggled with is one that another may need to hear your new accepting perspective. Or if you are struggling with a word and can’t seem to find the positive, share that too!

And if the anti-bossy movement is something that you want to be a part of, you can join that here:

I look forward to touching base with you soon!

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